BRETT Munyard is preparing White Ensign for the biggest clash of his managerial career.

The Eastern Counties League Division One South side are set to go head-to-head with Essex Senior League outfit Takeley in an FA Cup preliminary round replay at Burroughs Park tonight.

And Munyard cannot wait for the tie to get underway.

The White Ensign player-manager said: “Reward-wise and in terms of exposure, it’s the biggest game of my managerial career.

“I still regard a last day game at May & Baker a few seasons back, where we had to win to stay up, as one of my biggest games as well.

“But I can’t wait for tonight’s game because it’s the FA Cup.

“Amazingly, it’s our fourth FA Cup game this season and it’s going to be such a special evening for everyone associated with the club.

“Takeley are a very strong side and a completely different challenge to the previous round.

“I thought we more than matched them last time out, but we have to try and prove that it wasn’t just a one off.

“I think it will be tougher than the first game, but we believe we can pull it off.”

The original tie finished in a 3-3 draw.

And, having already knocked Woodford Town out of the competition, White Ensign are looking to pull off another upset.

“It’s been a great experience playing in the FA Cup,” added Munyard.

“We have already had three incredible matches with Woodford Town and now Takeley.

“The game have made memories which will last with my players forever.

“I don’t think many people believed we could get through against Woodford and I’m sure people felt the same about the Takeley tie, but we are still here and ready to go again.”

A home tie against Isthmian Premier League side Potters Bar Town is the reward for the winners.

And Munyard is keen for it to be White Ensign in the first qualifying round.

“It’s been a strange start to the season as we have only played two league games and others have played up to six, so I don’t really feel we can assess how the season has been going,” admitted Munyard.

“However, overall, it’s been a very good start.

“We have won in the FA Vase and FA Cup for the first time ever and we are one game away from maybe hosting Potters Bar Town.

“It’s incredible how far this club has come and I’m delighted for everyone.”